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Up Close – The “Traditional” adidas Copa17

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In the Copa17, adidas has a pretty pitch perfect heir to the Copa Mundial throne. But, in order to truly create a modern, updated version you have to place the traditional colors on the boot. That is what adidas has done on the second Copa17 release, treating fans to a crisp Black …

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Up Close – adidas X16+ Purechaos “Red Limit”

X16+ Purechaos Red Limit

Taking a step back real quick, we picked up a pair of adidas X16+ Purechaos that were released as part of the highly rated Red Limit collection a few months back. Since the collection is still available, I wanted to update with some details on how tey perform and what …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED SL II K “Whiteout”

Whiteout evoSPEED SL K

Weighing in at 5.2oz, the Puma evoSPEED SL II K is the lightest ever k-leather game boot released to market. You have got to appreciate Puma’s willingness to push boundaries with evolutionary style designs and tech specs. Built on the same principles as the mainstay evoSPEED silos, a minimalist, extremely …

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Up Close – MESSI16+ Pureagility “Red Limit”

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If you’ve been watching Lionel Messi taking sick free kicks of late, you will have noticed the extremely crisp Red/White boots he has on his feet. In a slightly unusual move, Messi has been wearing a modified pair of 16.1 and not the ones branded as his “signature boots”. His signature boots would …

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Up Close – Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC

  These are definitely not your conventional soccer footwear, but the ’98 Ronaldo remake, Nike Zoom Mercurial XI FK FC, is one of Nike’s latest creations that is well worth showcasing. What an incredibly suave design, combining Nike’s top soccer performance with a quality off pitch lifestyle look. We are talking the explosive …

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adidas Messi16+ Pureagility – The “Space Dust” Effect

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One of the unique aspects of Lionel Messi’s latest signature boots, whether it is these “Space Dust” or the even newer Red Limit Version, is how they stand out no matter what lighting you put them in. It is the extreme contrast between the darker space black upper and wild …

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Up Close – Puma evoPOWER 1.3 K

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Does it get better than the latest Puma evoPOWER 1.3 K release? I think not. Building off the popularity of their third evoPOWER release, Puma has produced a tummy tickler in this classicly inspired, pure blackout version. Not only do they look the part, but they also provide some extremely positive …

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adidas PURECHAOS “Stellar Pack” – What is so Different?

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the new adidas Stellar Pack in recent weeks (for more than one reason) with the X16+ PURECHAOS silo leading the way. Adidas has taken a slightly altered approach with this one, adding a modified design to the “light side of the moon” inspired boots. Right …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED Fresh in Red Blast/Puma Black

One of the most innovative boots released this year, the Puma evoSPEED Fresh is back in a distinctive new colorway. Puma list it as Red Blast/Puma Black, but the Black is actually more of a dark Navy Blue in person. One of the features of the evoSPEED Fresh series is that …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Neymar x Jordan

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They are back! Earlier this week, Nike re-released a limited number of the highly popular and super exclusive Nike Hypervenom NJR x JORDAN. It is a case of “back by popular demand” as the initial collaboration release sold out within hours. There is a touch of class about these, highlighted by exquisite detailing …

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Up Close – “Pitch Dark” Nike Superfly V

Mercurial Superfly Pitch Dark featured

Coming off our comprehensive review of the Nike Superfly V, it made sense to follow-up with an up close look at the second colorway release in the series. This Black/Total Crimson version was released as part of the Pitch Dark Pack and provides a stealthier look in the speed focused …

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Up Close – Nike Magista Obra 2 “Black Pack” Reaction

Magista Obra 2 Pitch Dark

Just released yesterday, we were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the very first pairs of the second Nike Magista Obra 2 colorway. Swaying right across the color spectrum, this release is vastly different from the intro version. Although it looks like a Blackout, the upper actually …

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Up Close – adidas Ace16+ PURECONTROL, Mercury Pack

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As part of the recently released Mercury Pack, adidas introduced a Chrome version of Ace 16+ PURECONTROL. It is a standout look that is intended to take center stage on pitches at Euro 16. A Silver Shimmer style paint job is added across the upper of the world’s first high-performance laceless knit boot. …

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Up Close – Mizuno Wave Ignitus 4 MIJ

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The latest from Mizuno brings a touch of class with a splash of extreme attitude as the Wave Ignitus series takes on the “Made in Japan” label. If you a modern boot that oozes quality, the Wave Ignitus 4 MIJ is about as futuristic next generation as you will find. And …

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